Educational & Humanitarian projects on ISS Russian Segment

THEBAS Experiment


THEBAS experiment is a part of the science research program to be performed aboard the ISS RS by Pedro Duque, ESA astronaut of Spanish nationality in the frame of the SSM CERVANTES Project. The European Space Agency is a customer for the preparation and implementation of the scientific program.



Objective:

Study of the effect of interaction between the container and balls inside it when the system deviated from the state of rest is subjected to regular one-dimension oscillations. In addition to experiment under actual microgravity conditions, control experiments with similar hardware will be conducted on the ground (with a deviation normal to the force of gravity) to obtain a qualitative assessment of the gravity effect on such a system.

Tasks:

Video recording for educational purposes of behaviour of solid spherical bodies of different diameters in closed transparent containers.

Science Hardware Used:

  • Pouch THEBAS:
    - A pendulum;
    - A set of transparent containers;
    - Video Tapes.

Crew Support Items:

  • Camcorder SONY DSR PD-150P;
  • Universal adapter bracket LIV for video camera attachment.

Experiment Results:

Information recorded on Video Tapes.

ISS Crew


RYZHIKOV SergeyRYZHIKOV
Sergey



KUD-SVERCHKOV SergeyKUD-SVERCHKOV
Sergey



RUBINS<br>KathleenRUBINS
Kathleen